The White House wants to impose stiffer penalties for automakers who delay reporting defects to avoid costly recalls. Republicans and automakers say the increased fines are excessive. Current fines ‘a pittance’ The administrator of the National Traffic safety Administration, David Strickland, said Thursday that the current maximum fine levied against automakers — $17 million — Read on! →


President Obama talked with the Automobile Association of America earlier this week about the rising cost of gas, hybrid and electric vehicles and his very first car. AAA’s first-ever presidential interview The President spoke on energy issues in Cushing, Okla., Wednesday as part of his re-election campaign. Afterward, he had a first-ever presidential one-on-one with Read on! →


For more than a decade, Volkswagen has been working on a “1-liter car,” a car that can go 100 kilometers on 1 liter of fuel. The car, called the XL1, is in development and will hit showrooms next year. The 1-liter car Engineers at Volkswagen, according to Popular Mechanics, have been working for more than Read on! →


Auto shows are kind of a big deal, as that is where car makers go to show off new cars and concept models. Chevrolet is taking the 2014 Impala to the New York Auto Show, along with some other new cars. A brand new start of it The New York Auto Show, according to Auto Read on! →


Jaguar Land Rover and the Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Company — both properties of India-based Tata Motors — finalized paperwork Tuesday to enter into a joint venture producing cars and engines in China. Approval needed from Chinese regulators According to Reuters, the two companies are seeking approval from Chinese industry regulators for the $2.78 billion Read on! →


They say the wheel is one of man’s oldest inventions. Today, they are still round, and they still roll. It is the technology that stops them that keeps changing. Most automotive braking systems still use friction to stop a vehicle. But friction creates heat, which wastes a good deal of the energy generated. However, new Read on! →


A growing number of luxury and sports cars are going green, and Porsche is leading the charge with hybrid versions of its cars. A plug-in version is coming soon to complement the existing Panamera hybrid, among other models. Lean green and mean The onus from the public is for cars to be fuel efficient and Read on! →


Volvo has been under the ownership of Chinese automotive company Geely for the past 18 months, but it is considered a foreign company under Chinese law because Volvo is still registered and incorporated in Sweden. The non-local status has led nationalist Chinese officials to discourage the use of Volvo as a fleet vehicle. As a Read on! →